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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Christmas Show of Calves, Store Cattle and OTM Cattle. Weekly Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 8th December 2023.

STORE CATTLE

The weekly sale of store cattle included the Christmas prize show and sale of pairs, with several pens of high quality cattle forward for the show. After much deliberation the championship rosette and receiving the Tom Owen memorial trophy was awarded to a pair of Limousin cross steers from DE&SM Moorhouse, Natland by the judge Mr J Crapper, Barnsley, who we thank for his time and expertise. These bullocks later when on to sell for £2080, with these cattle being previously purchased from the J36 Grass Day sale.

CLASS 1- PAIR OF BULLOCKS
1st DE & SM Moorhouse- £2080
2nd DE & SM Moorhouse- £1980
3rd RG & H Preece- £1740

CLASS 2- PAIR OF HEIFERS
1st JD & GM Bracken- £1780

CHAMPION- DE & SM Moorhouse
BEST HOMEBRED PAIR- RG & H Preece

Heavy well grown steers continue to exceed vendors expectation, exceeding all other local centres. Aberdeen Angus’s sold to £2000 from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling with British Blue cross to £1980 from Pilling Hall, Pilling and Charolais cross to £1750 from JA&F Nutter, Clitheroe. Others were regularly selling at £1550 to £1700. Dairy bred steers sold to £1380 for Fleckvieh from MJ & LC Lund, Quernmore with Swedish Red and White also selling to £1380 from T&E Garlick, Freckleton. Black and Whites sold to £1360 from R&E Ladds, Kendal. All steers forward today averaged £1390.
Heifers achieved an overall averaged of £1216, with a top price of £1780 achieved for the first price pair of Charolais cross heifer form JD&GM Bracken, Garstang. Other Charolais sold to £1590 from AJ&D Knowles, New Hutton. Limousin cross achieved £1560 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton. Beef Shorthorns sold to £1540 from EW&CR Clegg & Son, Stalmine and Aberdeen Angus cross £1500 from G Sagar & Son, Caton. Heavy well grown heifers were regularly £1580 to £1400.

OTM / CULL COWS

Cull cow trade saw another rise with an overall market averaged of 159p/kg achieved, with beef cows selling to a top of 269p/kg for a young British Blue cross from A Prickett, Farleton. Other heavier well bred beef cows were 199p/kg for a Limousin from P Cummings, Burton in Kendal, D&DW Prickett, Farleton and GR&A Foy, Conder Green. Other beef cows were regularly 175p/kg to 195p/kg with a top grossing today being a Limousin from P Cumming, Burton in Kendal achieving £1464 with others at £1458 and £1394. Dairy cows sold to a top of 174.5p/kg from WG Farms, Cockerham with others at 164p/kg from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel with Holstein Friesians to 159p/kg from GA&A Atkinson, Cantfield, T Taylor, Woodplumpton, Cote Farm Partnership, Nether Kellet and GR Park & Sons, Whinfell. Top grossing dairy cow was a Montbeliarde from WG Farms Ltd, Cockerham totalling £1347.
Heifers sold to 259p/kg for a British Blue cross from GR&A Foy, Conder Green, Aberdeen Angus cross from J Oddie & Son, Blackburn and Limousin cross from JC Prickett, Mewith. Other beef heifers were regularly 225p/kg to 245p/kg, with dairy heifers selling to 229p/kg from AD&R Milner, Claughton on Brock. Top grossing beef heifer was an Aberdeen Angus from J Oddie & Son, Balderstone achieving £1781, with dairy heifers selling to £1494 from AD&R Milner, Claughton on Brock.
Steers sold to 269p/kg for a Limousin cross from M&RW Stirzaker, Milnthorpe who also sold Aberdeen Angus cross at £1651.
Cull bulls sold to 269.5p/kg and £2050 for a young Limousin from HR&KA Hodgson, Barbon.

CALVES & WEANLINGS

The Christmas prize show and sale of calves saw another record entry of many new and returning customers. The pre sale show was kindly sponsored by NWF Agriculture and judged by Mrs M Easterby, Westhouse, who awarded the prizes as followed:

CLASS 1- BEEF BRED BULL CALF
1st JM & MH France & Son- Charolais- £500
2nd AD & R Milner- British Blue- £355
3rd JM & MH France & Son- British Blue- £370

CLASS 2- BEEF BRED HEIFER CALF
1st Drinkall Bros- British Blue- £355
2nd Drinkall Bros- British Blue- £280
3rd AD & R Milner- British Blue- £210

CLASS 3- DAIRY BRED BULL CALF
1st WN & D Smith- Friesian- £165
2nd AR & R Milner- Friesian- £160
3rd Drinkall Bros- Friesian- £100

CHAMPION- JM & MH France & Son
RESERVE CHAMPION- Drinkall Bros

Bull calves sold to £500 for the show champion being a six week old Charolais cross bull from JM&MH France & Son, Littledale. Other stronger rearing calves sold to £440 for British Blue cross from JP&C Robson, Garstang with Aberdeen Angus cross selling to £440 from Wallbank Farm, Over Wyresdale with Limousin cross to £390 from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall. A large number of medium bull calves sold to £350 from MH&AR Robinson, Old Hutton with British Blue cross selling to £325 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping and Limousin cross to £320 from WN&D Smith & Sons, Cockerham. Younger month old bull calves sold to £295 for a Charolais cross from RT Halhead, Cockerham with Limousin cross to £290 from D&K Haworth, Hambleton. Others were generally £240 to £270. Dairy bulls sold to a top price of £200 for a five week old Montbeliarde from GJ&G Billington, Garstang who sold others at £190. Black and whites sold to £165 from WN&D Smith & Sons, Cockerham, AD&R Milner, Claughton on Brock and JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green. Medium rearers were £85 to £120, with the younger end £40 to £60.
A consignment of three month old Aberdeen Angus bulls from J&G Thornley, Kirkham sold to £590, with others at £570 and £540. British Blue cross sold to £570 from G&ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel.
Heifer calves sold to £355 for the reserve champion being a British Blue cross from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Other stronger rearers sold to £315 for a Limousin cross from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall. Mediums rearers sold to £280 for British Blue cross from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with Limousin cross to £270 from D&M Foster, Out Rawcliffe. A large number of younger heifer calves forward sold to £265 for British Blue cross from MH&AR Robinson, Old Hutton with others regularly £210 to £240. Native sired heifers sold to £240 for a six week old Aberdeen Angus cross from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping.

Business as usually next week with all classes of stock required to meet buyer demand, with the sale being the last cattle sale of 2023. Catalogued entries required by Monday 11th December.

Top Prices

OTM COW:

Limousin: 199.50 Farleton House, 199.50, 194.50 (x2) Peall House, 179.50 Howriggs, 179.50 Nook Farm. Shorthorn: 199.50, 169.50 Parkside Farm, 159.50, 154.50 (x2) Heversham Gardens, 154.50 Low Dubbs Farm. Simmental: 179.50 Littlewood Hall Farm. Angus: 174.50 Lambrigg Farm. Montbeliarde: 174.50 Lathwaite Farm, 164.50 (x2) Yeat House. British Blue: 269.50 Farleton House, 159.50 Mount Pleasant Farm, 149.50 Nook Farm, 149.50 Mount Pleasant Farm. Friesian: 159.50 Hudsbrook Farm, 159.50 Cote Farm, 159.50 Abbotson Farm, 159.50 Midge Hall Farm, 159.50 Stubb Place Farm, 159.50 Low Deepslack. Other: 154.50 Walkers I’th Fields. Fleckvieh: 149.50 Docker Hall. MRI: 144.50 Littlewood Hall Farm. Brown Swiss: 129.50 Lathwaite Farm.

OTM HEIFER:

British Blue: 259.50 Parkside Farm. Angus: 259.50, 254.50, 239.50 Cheetham House Farm, 164.50 Midge Hall Farm. Limousin: 259.50 Ghyll Beck Farm. Hereford: 249.50 Leighton House. Friesian: 229.50 Lane Head Farm, 184.50 Stubb Place Farm, 179.50 Gardners Farm, 147.50 Cotestone Farm, 104.50 Ackenthwaite Farm.

CAST STEER:

Limousin: 269.50 Station Hotel Farm. Angus: 249.50 Station Hotel Farm, 204.50 Fellside Farm. Friesian: 144.50 Low Deepslack.

CAST BULL:

Angus: £1400 New Hall Farm. Limousin: 269.50 Howriggs, 159.50 Low House. Simmental: 174.50 Hodgkinson Farm.

HEIFER CALF:

British Blue: £335 Catshaw Hall Farm, £285 Boldens Farm, £280 Catshaw Hall Farm, £265 Holmescales Farm, £245 Norbreck Farm, £240 Roe Farm. Limousin: £315 Tunstall Hall, £270 Church Farm, £260 Tunstall Hall, £250 Church Farm, £225 Holmescales Farm, £225 Holmescales Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £240 Brown Brook, £85 Rose Farm, £75 Norbreck Farm. Hereford: £170 Sellerley Farm. Charolais: £160 Catshaw Hall Farm, £150 Norbreck Farm, £145 Tills Farm, £125 Norbreck Farm.

BULL CALF:

Aberdeen Angus: £590 Derby Lodge Farm, £570 Derby Lodge Farm, £540 Derby Lodge Farm, £510 Derby Lodge Farm, £500 Derby House Farm, £480 Derby Lodge Farm. British Blue: £570 Boldens Farm, £440 Roe Farm, £420 Tunstall Hall, £400 Roe Farm, £400 Roe Farm, £380 Roe Farm. Charolais: £500 Newhouse Farm, £295 Norbreck Farm, £285 Norbreck Farm, £280 Norbreck Farm, £230 Tills Farm, £225 Norbreck Farm. Limousin: £390 Tunstall Hall, £355 Tunstall Hall, £350 Holmescales Farm, £320 Cocker House Farm, £290 Rose Farm, £260 Holmescales Farm. Long Horn: £220 Norbreck Farm. Montbeliarde: £200 Myrescough House, £190 Myrescough House. Friesian: £165 Cocker House Farm, £160 Lane Head Farm, £160 Sellerley Farm, £150 Derby Lodge Farm, £120 Derby Lodge Farm, £100 Catshaw Hall Farm.

STEER CALF:

Friesian: £100 Holme Head.

STORE BULLOCK:

Limousin: £2080 High House Farm, £1980 High House Farm, £1740 Thornbush Farm, £1580 Fellside Farm, £1560 Fell End Farm, £1350 Billinge Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £2000 Pasture House Farm, £1880 Pilling Hall Farm, £1700 Yew Tree Farm, £1670 Low Levens, £1610 Billinge Hall Farm, £1600 Grange Farm. British Blue: £1980 Pilling Hall Farm, £1740 Thornbush Farm, £1710 Squires Gate Farm, £1580 Squires Gate Farm, £1580 Old Glasson Farm, £1570 Pasture House Farm. Charolais: £1750 Manor Farm, £1300 Manor Farm. Hereford: £1490 Snub Snape Farm, £1440 Outerthwaite Farm, £1240 Corney Hill Farm, £1100 Willow Tree Cottage. Fleckvieh: £1380 Corney Hill Farm, £1240 Corney Hill Farm, £1240 Outerthwaite Farm. Other: £1380 Grange Farm. Friesian: £1360 Benson Hall, £1340 Benson Hall, £1280 Betts Farm, £1250 Squires Gate Farm. Montbeliarde: £1310 Corney Hill Farm. Saler: £1220 Ghyll Beck Farm. Meuse Rhine Issel: £1160 Littlewood Hall Farm. Short Horn: £1100 Willow Tree Cottage.

STORE HEIFER:

Charolais: £1780 Greenlands Farm, £1590 Windy Hill Farm, £1510 Greenlands Farm, £1300 Manor Farm. Limousin: £1560 Fell End Farm, £1370 Peall House, £1360 Fell End Farm. Short Horn: £1540 Yew Tree Farm, £1050 Ghyll Beck Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1500 New Parkside Farm, £1420 1 Heversham Gardens, £1400 High House Farm, £1260 Outerthwaite Farm, £1240 Kays Farm, £1200 Summerlands. Hereford: £1490 Snub Snape Farm, £1270 Holmfields. Stabiliser: £1430 Low Moor Head Farm. British Blue: £1410 Barnfield Farm, £1350 Windy Hill Farm, £1330 Barnfield Farm, £1290 Barnfield Farm, £1140 Ghyll Beck Farm. Simmental: £1350 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1100 Lee End Farm. Friesian: £1060 Roseacre Hall.

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CHRISTMAS CALF SHOW

CLASS 1- BEEF BRED BULL CALF
1st JM & MH France & Son- Charolais- £500
2nd AD & R Milner- British Blue- £355
3rd JM & MH France & Son- British Blue- £370

CLASS 2- BEEF BRED HEIFER CALF
1st Drinkall Bros- British Blue- £355
2nd Drinkall Bros- British Blue- £280
3rd AD & R Milner- British Blue- £210

CLASS 3- DAIRY BRED BULL CALF
1st WN & D Smith- Friesian- £165
2nd AR & R Milner- Friesian- £160
3rd Drinkall Bros- Friesian- £100

CHAMPION- JM & MH France & Son
RESERVE CHAMPION- Drinkall Bros

CHRISTMAS STORE CATTLE SHOW

CLASS 1- PAIR OF BULLOCKS
1st DE & SM Moorhouse- £2080
2nd DE & SM Moorhouse- £1980
3rd RG & H Preece- £1740

CLASS 2- PAIR OF HEIFERS
1st JD & GM Bracken- £1780

CHAMPION- DE & SM Moorhouse
BEST HOMEBRED PAIR- RG & H Preece

CHRISTMAS HIGHEST PRICE OF OTM CATTLE SHOW

Highest Priced Continental per kg- A Prickett- 269.5p/kg
Highest Priced Dairy per kg- WG Farms Ltd- 174.5p/kg
Highest Priced per head overall- P Cummings- £1464

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